AMD has announced their new HD 2000 series of cards. Boasting up to 320 stream processing units and the industry’s first 512-bit memory bus, the cards hope to dislodge Nvidia from graphics supremacy.
AMD confirmed the brand name for its next generation dual- and quad-core desktop processors: Non disclosure agreements, which prevented us from mentioning the brand of the CPUs until today have expired and we can begin using the real name: Phenom. Extra: Image Gallery
Intel apparently is well on track to ramp Penryn and its sister CPUs into volume production in the third quarter of this year. A little birdie told us that Wolfdale, the desktop variant of Penryn, has reached final pre-release status and in fact may be sent out to most system builders for testing purposes and early reviews next month.
Sure your digital wristwatch is accurate, but that’s nothing compared to the on-board clocks of the Galileo navigation satellites.
There is a lot going on this week in terms of laptop PCs thanks to the arrival of Intel’s new Santa Rosa chipset. But this isn’t just about Intel, new AMD products are rolling to market as well and both come with refreshed graphics and storage options.
Sony has unveiled its latest Vaio notebook computer to come pre-installed with a Blu-ray Disc (BD) player.
AMD showed off their upcoming enterprise and consumer-level motherboards and chipsets at a press event in Monterey California.
Monterey (CA) – AMD is getting more aggressive in discussing technologies that are cooking in the company’s labs. What we learned today is that Agena, the firm’s upcoming desktop quad-core processor in fact is alive and kicking and stream processing may very well reach beyond the enterprise application market and finally enable high-powered consumer applications the IT industry promised ten years ago.
Flash memory is great for portable USB drives and cameras, but does it belong on your motherboard?
Monterey (CA) – At an event held in Monterey today, AMD showed a wafer with “fully functional” 45 nm silicon for the first time.
According to chief technology officer Phil Hester, the 300 mm wafer code-named “Typhoon”, shown in public for the first time today, holds 45 nm dies combining SRAM and logic. The executive said that AMD’s 45 nm process is on track and recent notes from Intel that AMD is facing yield issues “are rubbish” and “wishful thinking on their side”.
Santa Clara (CA) – Intel today launched four new Core 2 Duo processors as part of the much anticipated “Santa Rosa” platform, which not only enhances the Centrino platform core components, but offers completely new features such as optional flash cache as well as wireless broadband capability.
PNY Technologies has released a new Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX graphics card that is factory overclocked by approximately 10%.
Intel has sent a notification to system vendors that it has begun removing the Celeron D 331 and 336 models from its product portfolio.
Hewlett-Packard will be adding multi-format Blu-Ray/HD-DVD readers and writers to future computers.